Feb 21, 2009

Christian Siriano for Payless

Christian Siriano, the winner of season 4 of Project Runway, debuted his shoe collaboration with Payless at his NY Fashion Week runway show a few days ago. The shoes are slated for release in September 2009, and will be available at approximately 10% of Payless stores and online at Payless.com with prices ranging from $25-$45. The shoes, as well as his F/W 09.10 Ready-to-Wear clothing collection, were inspired by Egyptian landscapes:

Each of the five shoe styles - with creative names like Slither, Saunter, SheDevil, Sand Strap and Strut - feature Christian's unique chunky conical heel designed to look like an inverted pyramid. Handbags - the Shanbag tote and Sassafras clutch - coordinate with the footwear silhouettes: two ankle booties and three hidden platform pumps, with accents of pyramid studs and draped chains. Rich materials such as shiny dark brown snakeskin and Egyptian hieroglyphic teal fabric also echo Christian's Egyptian inspiration. (Examiner)
Above are pics of the shoes shown at Christian's runway show, so it is expected that these are the exact shoes that will be sold at Payless in September. What do you think of them? I am glad that Christian stuck to his aesthetic and wasn't bullied by Payless to create "safer" shoes - I really love these designs, but they're pretty out-there compared to the shoes you normally find at Payless. My favorites are the brown peep-toes with the chains in the top-right and the brown pumps with the chains and pyramid studs in the bottom-middle, and the brown ankle boots are a great staple piece for any shoe collection. I can't believe they'll be just $25-$45! September is much too far away.

Pic from NY Mag

21 comments :

Eli said...

arent they awesome! You could varnish the brown spikey ones to black and they would be so freaking cool

Ashley said...

Oh wow I didn't even think of that, that would be so cool!

Kimberly said...

I can't believe he's doing a line for payless - I had to read the headline twice haha. good stuff

Eyeliah @ stylesymmetry.com said...

OMG! For Payless! :-) Those blue heels wow, I wish my feet could handle sky highs! so badly!

corrie said...

No way!!!

I'm extra excited now.

Sarah Edwina Rose said...

How are they so cheap?! I want the spikes and chains in the middle really badly!

nookie said...

we don't have Payless here!
not fair:(

Jesspgh said...

I am LOVING these shoes. Cannot wait to see them in person!

alixrose said...

I seriously love payless, especially when they work with designers to bring us shoes like this. I will by buying all of these... CAN'T WAIT!

Sheena said...

I really like the shoes and you can't beat $25-$45, either. Love the platforms, although I'm sure I'll bust my face in them.

Edo said...

I love fashion meets economy. And I'm a fan of your blog. (creative take on the leggings in an earlier post). I've been looking for good blogs to link with and yours is stellar.

Edo

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Ashley said...

@Nookie: They'll be available online too, maybe Payless.com will ship to you?

@Everyone else: I'm so glad you're all as excited as I am! I don't feel like such a nerd now :)

Tami said...

I love the blue ones...so retro...

Jenny said...

No Way! I didn't even know he was doing a line for Payless!!!

Sweety P said...

OMG! I didn't even know that! I love Christian Siriano and plus he is from my home town. I will def be first in line when they come out! Thanks for informing!

dirtydirtylaundry said...

They're so very Rodarte - it's awesome. This shows case-in-point the diffusion of high fashion to budget clothing stores. You should see if you can get a raffle going in conjunction with payless.

Stylish Thought said...

Are these the actual shoes? If so I'm running, not walking, to Payless. Those are fabulous!!!

-h of candid cool said...

oh wow! im pretty impressed!

lisa said...

Totally agree with dirtydirtylaundry: The spiked heels remind me of Rodarte too!

noirlettes said...

are you serious Payless

LuckyLucyChance said...

so exciting!!!